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Offline jsejms

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new to the pintara world!
« on: Jul 10, 2014, 12:55AM »
Hey guys,
Im looking at buying a 1990 pintara trx, ka24e its looking extremely tidy and only had 1 owner with service history and all the rest. Its done 160xxx kms and auto.  The price tag on it is $2000 but it looks really nice. What are the common problems and things that go wrong/I should look for when I go to look at it?
Thanks in advance :)

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Re: new to the pintara world!
« Reply #1 on: Jul 10, 2014, 11:57AM »
timing chain
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Re: new to the pintara world!
« Reply #2 on: Jul 10, 2014, 01:13PM »
What sort of km range does the timing chain start to deteriorate?

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Re: new to the pintara world!
« Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 2014, 06:30PM »
Also,  where is best place to get parts? Super cheap have timing kit and water pump for about $200 but I can't seem to find oil pumps anywhere?

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Re: new to the pintara world!
« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 2014, 11:27AM »
So ive just talked to the owner, in the paperwork they have for the work done on pintara, its had the timing chain done, new engine mounts, rebuilt torque converter, heap gasket has been changed, new exhaust system, wheel bearings are new, new tyres, service history for the life of the car with documentation of the milage and dates everything has been done to it. Owned by 1 family. And its immaculate!  For $2000, good deal? Haha

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Re: new to the pintara world!
« Reply #5 on: Jul 15, 2014, 10:32AM »
sounds good. surprised that its had the chain done . It will get noisy when it needs to be done. mine went at 500,000!
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Re: new to the pintara world!
« Reply #6 on: Jul 26, 2014, 07:07PM »
i had a pintara for 240,000 and it never had the chain done and my 2nd one had 180,000 and also no chain done.

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Re: new to the pintara world!
« Reply #7 on: Oct 15, 2014, 04:03PM »
If you're looking a few cheap upgrades let me know I've got a set of u13 brakes here with brand new rotors